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Annual Law Seminar 2018

Monday, 08 October 2018 at 5:00PM - 8:00PM
The Venue, Wood Quay, Dublin
Members €25
€12.50 Non member €30


On Tuesday 2 October, Garrett Simons SC was nominated by the Government for appointment to the High Court.  Consequently, he cannot be available to speak at the Law Seminar and the lecture on Current Issues in Planning Law will be given by Rory Mulcahy SC









5.00 pm           Arrival and Registration

5.30 pm           Welcome and Introduction – Marion Chalmers, Chair RTPI Ireland

5.40 pm           Principles of the 2018 Planning and Development (Amendment) Act - Eamonn Kelly MRTPI

6.20 pm           Current Issues in Planning Law - Rory Mulcahy SC

7.05 pm           Discussion/ Q&A

7.30pm            Drinks Reception

8.30pm            Departures


Rory Mulcahy

Rory Mulcahy is a Senior Counsel, dealing mainly with commercial, construction and planning disputes, and public law cases. He has also acted frequently for regulatory authorities, such as the Medical Council and the Nursing Board, in fitness to practise inquiries.  

He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, before taking the Barrister-at-Law degree at the King's Inns. He also holds an LLM in Human Rights and Discrimination Law from Queen's University, Belfast, and a Diploma in Arbitration from University College, Dublin. He was called to the Bar in 1998 and was made a Senior Counsel in 2014. 

Eamonn Kelly

Eamonn Kelly is a Chartered Town Planner and qualified Solicitor with extensive professional planning experience in both the public and private planning sectors in Ireland. Eamonn has recently been appointed Principal Officer for Environmental Planning Policy in the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, having previously been a Senior Planning Adviser in the Department’s Forward Planning Section. Eamonn is Ireland's representative on the European Commission's Group of EIA / SEA National Experts.


RTPI Members €25 | Students & unwaged €12.50 | Non-Members €30

Book a place at  or by contacting Catherine Bolster on or 08925 15649